A pre-purchase inspection is part of your due diligence when purchasing a commercial property


Are you looking to purchase a property for your small business or as an investor? Are you part of a larger company looking to setup operations in a new location?

One of the most important long-term decisions you make could be choosing a commercial property for your business. This can include office buildings, medical centers, hotels, malls, retail stores, restaurants, farm land, multifamily housing buildings, warehouses and garages (or just a smaller space within a larger building).

Any building is a rather complex “machine”. It has many subsystems and interlocking parts, all working together as part of one larger system. When you purchase any non-residential building, you need to be sure all those parts are working properly and not on the verge of failure, dysfunctional or improperly installed.

To save yourself time and money, it’s important to protect yourself from defects and/or problems that may not be obvious to you or your realtor. To accomplish this, you just need to invest in a pre-purchase inspection of the building.

Duxbury & Associates will go through your commercial building from top to bottom, inside and outside and identify potential problems you should know about before you complete the purchase.

A commercial inspection often includes (but is not limited to):

  • Roof
  • Exterior/Building envelope
  • Wood decks and balconies
  • Basement, foundation and crawl space
  • Heating and ventilation
  • Cooling
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Fireplaces
  • Attic ventilation and insulation
  • Doors, windows and interior
  • Life safety
  • Life safety
  • Much more!

If you’re thinking of purchasing/leasing a commercial property for any reason, a pre-purchase inspection will help give you peace of mind for such an important decision, just as would be the case with your home.

For any inquiries, contact us at Duxbury & Associates today!

Glenn Duxbury

About Glenn Duxbury

Duxbury & Associates Building Inspection and Consulting Ltd. has received the 2004 Douglas College Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the ‘Consulting’ category for persistence and pursuit of excellent service delivery to clients by providing very thorough and professional Inspection Reports and dedication to those involved in buying / selling / building / renovating and maintaining uncompromised customer focus.